While his capitals rivals Chelsea, Man United and Man City have spent in excess of £100million to bolster their squad, Arsene Wenger has spent just £52million to bolster his squad this summer despite the obvious need for reinforcement in all aspects of his squad.
In what may be dubbed a shocking deal, Arsenal have accepted Leicester’s City £10m (€11.26) offers for the transfer of Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny.
Since joining Arsenal from Basel in the winter transfer window of 2016, the box-to-box midfielder has only played bit-part for the Gunners, having struggled to usurp the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla and Granit Xhaka to a place in Arsenal’s first team.
Ahead of the upcoming season, Arsene Wenger has been fielding the midfielder in the centre-back position but he cannot nick a place ahead of Shkodran Mustafi, Rob Holding or Laurent Koscielny in that position.
According to the Sun, Elneny has decided to stay back and fight for his place despite Arsenal willingness to let him join the 2016 Premier League Champions. Arsenal have a head count of player above their wage bill and they are looking to offload a number of the redundant players.
Mathieu Debuchy, Lucas Perez, Kierran Gibbs and Jack Wilshere are all on the verge of leaving the Emirates and Wenger will used the funds recoup from their sales to sign another player.